Top 5 Best Santa Clara Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public high schools serving 4,532 students in Santa Clara, CA. The top ranked public high schools in Santa Clara, CA are Mission Early College High School, Adrian Wilcox High School and Santa Clara High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Santa Clara, CA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the California public high school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 51% statewide average). High schools in Santa Clara have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public high schools.
Santa Clara, CA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 93%, which is more than the California average of 87%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Adrian Wilcox High School, with 96% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public High Schools in Santa Clara, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mission Early College High School
Alternative School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3000 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 855-5532
Grades: 9-12
| 146 students
Rank: #22.
Adrian Wilcox High School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3250 Monroe St.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 423-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,937 students
Rank: #33.
Santa Clara High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3000 Benton St.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 423-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,888 students
Rank: #44.
Wilson Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1840 Benton St.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 423-3600
Grades: 1-12
| 368 students
Rank: #55.
Santa Clara Community Day
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3450 Brookdale Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 423-2000
Grades: 6-12
| 17 students
Rank: #66.
New Valley Continuation High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1875 Lawrence Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 423-2300
Grades: 9-12
| 176 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in Santa Clara, CA?
The top ranked public high schools in Santa Clara, CA include Mission Early College High School, Adrian Wilcox High School and Santa Clara High School. Santa Clara has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
How many public high schools are located in Santa Clara, CA?
6 public high schools are located in Santa Clara, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in Santa Clara, CA?
Santa Clara, CA public high schools minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high schools average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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